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Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:44 pm

Hi guys. Iv been wondering how Airbus and Boeing deliver their smaller aircraft (737,A320,etc) across the atlantic? Also, how does boeing deliver their aircraft to airlines accross the Pacific?
 
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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:58 pm

First of all, they load it up all the way with fuel. Second, there isn't a load of passengers weighing the plane down, so it burns far less fuel!
 
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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sat Aug 19, 2000 11:59 pm

To deliver over the Atlantic, they go via Canada, up over Greenland, Iceland and onto Europe. Light aircraft are also delivered this way.
 
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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sun Aug 20, 2000 12:26 am

I think the method has been summed up pretty well from the previous posts, i.e. alot of fuel + no passengers = great range. Also, of course, they don't/can't fly non-stop. They go north in both cases (through Canada/Greenland/Iceland for the Atlantic, Alaska/Russia/Japan for the Pacific). Also, I don't know about the Airbus', but the 737NG family actually has the range to make an Eastern US to Western Europe crossing, with passengers.

Now, here's another one for you: Imagine Bombadier's delivery flight from their CRJ plant to customers in Asia. That would be a long trek in a regional jet, even without passengers!

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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sun Aug 20, 2000 2:57 am

The new 737 NG's and the A319/20/21 all have a range of about 3,500 nautical miles, enough to make an atlantic crossing from to the Eastern USA. For the pacific routes, they probably stop in Honululu and Guam.
 
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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sun Aug 20, 2000 4:14 am

When we take delivery of A320 from TLS or A319 from Ham. we stop at Keflavik, top off the tanks and proceed to the U.S. It's a pretty scenic flight when the weather cooperates, particularly the glaciers and icebergs around Greenland.
 
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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sun Aug 20, 2000 12:12 pm

I have seen a lot of the 737's and 717's on delivery flights pass through Anchorage. I assume to get to Asia Airbus sends them overland through Turkey and India to get there.
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RE: Deliver Of Boeing/Airbus Planes Over The Atlantic

Sun Aug 20, 2000 12:20 pm

Having spent a year living in Saipan, I can tell you that most of the 737NG's on delivery to Asia routed thru there and were seen on an almost weekly basis. Several 757's also ferried thru SPN headed to China.
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